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adjective alien pronunciation in British English /ˈeɪliən/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] from a different country, race, or culture
    Under the programme, alien workers can enter the US.
  2. 3
    completely different from what you usually do, feel, or know
    They found the new management culture alien and puzzling.
    alien to: The concept is totally alien to her.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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